Edward V, Yorkist King 1483

London. Mintmarks Boars Head (obverse, softly struck but well outlined) and Halved Sun & Rose (reverse). Extremely rare. This boy-king’s fate at the hands of his infamous uncle, Richard of Gloucester, became one of the greatest mysteries of English history. At age 12, on April 9, he succeeded his father, Edward IV, but disappeared (along with his younger brother) on June 25, presumably dying as a prisoner in the Tower of London late in the year. The throne was left to his uncle, who reigned briefly as Richard III. Coinage in the year 1483, some in the name of Edward IV, was meager. This is a great rarity.

With much detail on a fairly broad flan with most of the letters of the legends showing clearly. Evenly worn but unmarred.